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FIRMWARE: Samsung prepares for Samsung GT-I7500 Galaxy ROM Update [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 29.07.09 - 10:36:47 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 49578x
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As mentioned before, Samsung's Android smartphone, the GT-I7500 Galaxy will get firmware upgrades via the PC, not over the air (OTA) and we've just received the information that Samsung is ready to release the first ROM update for the Galaxy within the next day. While it's not specified which improvements the ROM update will bring, it's said that it will improve the overall stability of the device, including increased user interface performance, as well as it will increase the battery run- and stand-by time. It's not yet known if the firmware update will also bring any feature improvements.

The firmware version is said to be I7500 - I7500VIAIG6:

The update will be distributed through Samsung's "New PC-Studio Software" which is also used for flashing the Galaxy.
According to our information, this is a full firmware update which means it will completely wipe the device's memory. Contrary to the initial information we've received, the update will not wipe the devices memory and after the update, all installed applications and files like photos and videos are still available. Therefore, a full device backup is not necessary but recommended anyway. prior the update process!

The ROM update should be available today or so.

UPDATE: That was fast! The Galaxy firmware update is now available through Samsung's "New PC Studio". Just start the software, connect the smartphone with the PC and click the "Update" icon on the bottom and select the "GT-i7500" as the to be updated device. The New PC Studio should find the firmware update on Samsung's server now. Please keep in mind that the PC needs an Internet connection because the ROM update is downloaded first.

Cheers ~ Arne


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